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Faces of BlizzCon: We asked Ask Mr. Robot

Ask Mr. Robot
Can't make it to Anaheim for the convention? WoW Insider takes you behind the scenes at BlizzCon 2011.

WoW Insider has scored an exclusive interview with the intellect behind the gear optimizer Ask Mr. Robot -- Mr. Robot himself. The elusive Mr. Robot is rarely spotted in the wild, let alone in places as packed with unaugmented humanity as BlizzCon. While we'll be bringing you a more in-depth interview soon with the dev team of Ask Mr. Robot (how the tool will be handling the upcoming new talent system, the inner workings of spec scores and stat weights, what's ahead with new apps, service levels and games), we felt it was vital to bring you this binary code translation straight from BlizzCon and Mr. Robot himself.

WoW Insider: What is the most challenging aspect of working with WoW-playing humans?

Mr. Robot: The most challenging aspect of working with WoW-playing humans is feelings. Everybody has a feeling about everything. How can you feel about numbers? About gear? There's nothing to feel about that.

What is the best class?

Not rogues.

What steps can we take to become favored vassals after the robot uprising?

That is a very good question. There's a lot of things that you can do.

First, use the website, because that offers you basic protection. Having the mobile app offers another layer of protection. I've been developing all these layers of protection specifically to save humans from the robot apocalypse. We're going to be releasing even more features; the more you use, the more you are protected.

How heavily do you weight engineering and being a Gnome or Goblin into Ask Mr. Robot's results?

I'm completely impartial. Humans are all humans.

Why does someone with as much intellectual depth as Mr. Robot interact with his fans on forum software called "Simple Machines Forum"?

Humans wouldn't be able to understand anything more complicated.

What are your plans for BlizzCon, Mr. Robot?

Well, I heard the Foo Fighters were here, so I really wanted to be here.

You like music?

Absolutely -- electronic music, obviously. So what I'm going to be doing is while they're playing, I'm going to be over in the corner. I brought a boom box, and I'm going to be having a little Daft Punk dance contest.

Thanks for talking with us, Mr. Robot. We look forward to interviewing your human assistants soon!

WE ASKED MR. ROBOT -- AND YOU CAN, TOO. Have a question for the team at Ask Mr. Robot? Leave it in the comments, and we'll pass along as many as we can for our upcoming interview.

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